5G stands for “5th generation” wireless technology, the ‘next generation’ of following 4G and WiFi, to which it is closely related. 5G standards for “5th generation” wireless technology, it has been marketed as the ‘next generation’ of 3G and 4G. It is said to provide faster and higher transmission capacity with lower latency. 5G technology would allow for a new generation of wireless technology that would include the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), driverless cars, augmented reality (AR), and up to 100x faster download speeds. Yet at what cost?

All of these wireless devices-including children's toys, mobile phones, baby monitors, WiFi routers, and smart meters emit RF radiation to transmit data. RF radiation has been shown through thousands of scientific studies to have adverse biological effects - including, but not limited to:

  • DNA damage

  • Impairment of fertility

  • Miscarriages

  • Mitochondrial dysfunction

  • Learning disabilities

  • Nervous system dysfunction

  • Increased rates of cancer (especially of head and nervous system)

See our page on health effects for more information on these and other detrimental health effects caused by RF radiation.

If you want a comprehensive overview of everything you need to know when it comes to 5G condensed into 2 pages with further links to every point this fact sheet from ehtrust is perfect.